Napoleon Bonaparte: Enlightened Ruler Or Tyrannical?

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Napoleon Bonaparte Enlightened ruler or Tyrannical? I think he was an Enlightened ruler. 1. Napoleon was an authoritarian who provided France with a form of enlightened despotism masked by a façade of democratic ideals. MLA Citation "Napoleon: Revolutionary or Tyrant?: Dilemma: Closing." World History: The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO, 2011. Web. 17 Nov. 2011. 2. Napoleon Bonaparte transformed the infant French Republic into a grand empire that stretched across the continent of Europe at its height. While the Napoleonic Era witnessed the implementation of many republican reforms based on the ideals of the French Revolution, it was also a time of almost continual warfare and bloodshed as Napoleon led his armies in a series

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